This keepsake contains a quotation from The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel, printed on the Greenwood Gietz press on vintage Serpa Imago hand-made paper, and is illustrated with a pigment print Interior of a Library by Etienne Louis Boullée (1728–1799) who is best known for a group of a hundred highly imaginative designs that he left to the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
"My Books hold between their covers every story I've ever known and still remember, or have now forgotten, or may one day read; they fill the space around me with ancient and new voices. No doubt these stories exist on the page equally during the day, but perhaps because of nighttime's acquaintance with phantom appearances and telltale dreams, they become more vividly present after the sun has set....
At night, here in the library the ghosts have voices."
- Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night